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Hahira woman found dead, sheriff looks for husband

William D. Pendleton William D. Pendleton

By Ben Roberts - bio | email

HAHIRA, GA (WALB) – Investigators found a woman's body behind a home at 5662 Scruggs Circle in Hahira around 7:00 Thursday night.

Family members reported that Lynn Renee Pendleton was missing, earlier this week, and investigators were searching the area Thursday.

Investigators won't talk about how the woman may have died, but they do say they are questioning people who may know something about her death.

Here is the news release from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office-

On Wednesday, March 16 a missing person report was filed with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office by the family of Lynn Renee Pendleton. An investigation was immediately launched and the family home located at 5662 Scruggs Circle – Hahira, Georgia was searched.

As a result of that effort a, as of yet, unidentified female body was unearthed in the back yard of the residence.

Investigators and the Crime Scene Unit from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation began processing the scene and the decedent was recovered at approximately 02:00 hours. The body has been transported to the Regional Crime Lab in Macon where an autopsy will be performed.

The cause of death has not yet been determined and will only be known after the completion of the autopsy.

The husband of Lynn Renee Pendleton, William D. Pendleton, has not been located and the Sheriff's Office is seeking to locate him. William Pendleton is fifty one {51} years old, is six foot two inches {6'2"} tall and weighs approximately one hundred fifty six {156} pounds.

Pendleton was last known to be driving a 1996 Chevrolet Camaro, red-in-color, with flames painted on the hood and front quarter panels.

William Pendleton is an outdoorsman and has previously worked construction jobs in Missouri and lived in Washington State. He is known to possess firearms. There are active arrest warrants for William Pendleton for an unrelated investigation but he being sought as a person of interest related to this investigation.

Any person who has information related to William Pendleton, or his current whereabouts, is encouraged to call the Lowndes County Sheriff's Office at 229-671-2950 or 911.


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